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Great Escape Festival Launches Hackney Events

The Great Escape festival in Brighton has announced the first 50 acts to appear at the festival in 2022, with acts due to perform as venues in Brighton and Hackney.

Brighton and Hove News report that The Great Escape’s First Fifty showcases will be taking place across eight iconic Hackney venues, including Studio 9294, The Hackney Social, Night Tales, NT’s loft, Oslo, Paper Dress Vintage and Seabright Arms. 

The East London live launch on 17 November will celebrate the return of The Great Escape festival next year, after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Performing in East London on the launch night will be South London lyricist Enny and south Asia-influenced R&B act Priya Ragu, while Brighton’s Lime Garden will bring some guitar-driven indie surf rock to Hackney while artists KAM-BU and Miso Extra will bring the best of new rap and grime. 

Other upcoming artists will include experimental Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems and musician Finn Askew bringing his mix of pop, indie and R&B to the stage.

Also performing at NT’s is multilingual English-Japanese vocalist and producer Miso Extra, alternative grime emcee BXKS, and choreographer turned rapper Dreya Mac, following the release of her debut track ‘Skippin’.

The music on offer ranges across genres, from electro-pop to gospel jazz to post-punk. For the full line-up or to book tickets visit

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